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MOST® Technology

The Automotive Information Backbone

As cars continue to evolve into sophisticated consumer electronics platforms, there is increased the demand for reliable and simple solutions to support audio, video and data communications. Media-Oriented Systems Transport (MOST) technology is the de-facto standard for high-bandwidth automotive multimedia networking. It can be used to connect multiple consumer devices, via optical or electrical physical layers, directly to one another or in a network configuration. As a synchronous network, MOST technology provides excellent Quality of Service (QoS) and seamless connectivity for audio/video streaming.

The MOST specification defines the protocol, hardware and software layers necessary to allow for the efficient and low-cost transport of control, real-time and packet data using a single medium (physical layer). Media currently in use are fiber optic, Unshielded Twisted Pair (UTP) cables  and coax cables. MOST technology also supports speed grades up to 150 Mbps. Visit the MOST Cooperation website to learn more about MOST technology.

Key Features of MOST Technology:

  • Uses a single interconnection to transport audio, video, data and control information
  • Supports different physical layers (fiber optic, UTP, coax)
  • Supports 25, 50 and 150 Mbps data transfer speeds
  • Provides the connectivity backbone to network a variety of multimedia interfaces

Solutions for MOST System Designs

We remain on the leading edge of the latest innovations in MOST technology, making us your one-stop shop for approved MOST products. Our combination of highly integrated mixed-signal integrated circuits and real-time, object-oriented network management software provides everything you need to implement a complete MOST system design. Many of our solutions support all three speed grades to provide you with flexible options for your design. You can also leverage our extensive knowledge and experience gained through many years of product design and development to get expert assistance and answers to your development questions.

MOST System Design Resources

MediaLB® Bus

The MediaLB bus is the standard for connecting applications seamlessly to the MOST network’s data domain.

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MOST NetServices

MOST NetServices is a library of components that speed up the development of MOST devices and ensure compatibility with the MOST technology specification.

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MOST ToGo Kit

This collection of hardware, firmware and documentation simplifies the creation of a MOST network system.

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DTCP-Stack for I/O Companions

This software can be used with the coprocessors available on our MOST I/O companion devices to implement a complete Digital Transmission Content Protection (DTCP) application.

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Unified Centralized Network Stack (UNICENS)

UNICENS separates application development and network management to simplify the configuration of the MOST network.

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Automotive Connectivity Training

Get the training that you need to develop your automotive networking application. We offer different options that can be tailored to meet your specific requirements.

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